Artificial Tears

Artificial tears are used to moisten and lubricate dry eyes. They contain carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, and propylene glycol. They are used in conditions causing burning, irritation, and discomfort to the eyes, and they also protect the eye from injury and infections.

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I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually o...  Read Full »

What causes eye irritation and watering?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to bed, my eyes start watering, mainly the left one. When I get out of my bed and look in the mirror, my eyes are red, and my eyelids are swollen. When I wake up in the morning, I have the same problem of tearing eyes, redness, and eyelid swelling. I sleep on the left side, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Xanthelasma is nothing to do with your problems. It is due to high cholesterol levels. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. Do you have irritation during watering or blurring of vision after conjunctivitis? This is more commo...  Read Full »

My eye pains a lot as I slept with contact lenses. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor,I am using contact lenses daily. But yesterday, I slept with it in my eyes. When I woke up, my eyes were red and itching. It is painful, and water is coming out continuously from my eyes. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is associated with a lot of long-term and acute problems if you wear contact lenses during sleep. Immediately remove contact lenses and start using antibiotic eye drops and artificial tear substitutes frequently. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records for b...  Read Full »

How can you manage dry eye disease (DED)?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother will be 71-year-old in the next four months. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 60 kg. She suffered from an ischemic stroke four years ago. Currently, she has the following disturbing health conditions: severe eye pain with gritty feeling in her eyes, forgetfulness, tire...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload a picture of both her eyes. And when she sleeps, do her eyes close entirely or remain slightly open? I want these details for proper treatment.  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of blepharitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I had psychosis a while ago. I washed my eyes under tap water from the sink, and also, I was using some artificial tears that did not expire but were opened and were not used for a year. Kindly tell me if there is a higher chance of getting blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis from tap wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Blepharitis does not occur due to contamination with tap water or eye drops. It occurs because the meibomian glands, which are the oil-secreting glands of the lid, get clogged and are subsequently infected by bacteria. This occurs becau...  Read Full »

I am unable to open my eyes without lubricant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My right eye does not feel normal. Without lubrication, I cannot open my eye in the morning, and when I blink, I feel sensitivity in the eye. I am currently using Xl-ha eye gel.  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have diagnosed yourself. You have a dry eye, usually accompanied by an allergy. Please send me a clear picture of both your eyes, and I will send you the treatment.  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis disease and it is chronic. My father has glaucoma. I have been using steroid eye drop. They are Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension and Restasis eye drop. I have been having this eye problem since about two years. I am attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The proposed treatment for TSPK-  Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis remains artificial tears and topical corticosteroids, which you are using, topical Cyclosporine (Restasis) and soft contact lenses if required. The improvement and success of these treatments ...  Read Full »

Why is the visual acuity higher in my right eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK at the age of 26 and had 20/15 vision after the procedure. I had -4.5 R and 5.25 L before the surgery. I am now 31 and have developed some slight myopia (R - 0.25 and L - 0.50) and astigmatism. One thing I have always noticed was that both before LASIK and now, my left eye alw...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  It is common to have different power in both eyes. Also, different vision in both eyes. This is because of difference in optical properties of both eyes. In your case, the power of both the eyes is different. Higher in the right eye and this itself may be led to the di...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes red and watery, and eyelids swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, When I wake up in the morning, I have watery eyes, eyelid swelling and redness. The symptoms get clear in some half an hour to a maximum of 2 hours and then it remains fine the entire day. Please help with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. This is more common in viral conjunctivitis. You can use artificial tear drops during watering. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records for more clear diagnosis and treatment...  Read Full »

Can dry eyes result from excessive computer use?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using artificial tear drops during the day and an artificial tear gel in the night before going to bed for dry eyes. In most of the days, I feel a lot better, however, one day or another I have the same symptoms or watery eyes and redness and minor blurred vision. This happens with...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very good to know that you have improved drastically. Yes, continuous computer use can cause dry eyes, redness and irritation. Yes, higher power on left eye can add to your problems. It can be due to eye fatigue and tiredness due to continuous reading. Ju...  Read Full »

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